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Two Columbia alumni, both of them renowned local journalists, teamed-up with a third colleague to create the first Chilean news chatbot called Labot. This computer program interacts with her followers mostly through mobile phones, using two platforms -- Facebook Messenger and Telegram.

The Santiago Center in conjunction with Columbia University’s School of Journalism invites journalists working in Chile to apply to a fellowship that will cover tuition and travel expenses to participate in a course on Investigative Journalism for Latin America held in collaboration with the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism – FNPI.

Director of Reid Hall from 1975-2010

Marisol Alarcón (MPA-DP ’13) received the annual “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” award granted by Sábado magazine and the NGO Sistema B.

On November 12th, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing and Columbia Alumni Association of Shenzhen successfully hosted the Columbia Entrepreneurship Panel in Shenzhen, celebrating the establishment of CAA Shenzhen.

In early November, the Santiago Center teamed-up with Carey, Chile’s largest law firm, to organize several events featuring professor Merritt B. Fox, who teaches international securities regulation, corporate finance, and capital markets regulation at Columbia’s Law School.

In his book explaining why Tunisia is an “Arab anomaly”, Safwan Masri says it was “predisposed to democracy because of ingredients that are uniquely indigenous to it”. This is a controversial proposition but Masri sustains it, in a hymn to Tunisia that is also an examination of Arab shortcomings elsewhere — above all in education.

In his book explaining why Tunisia is an “Arab anomaly”, Safwan Masri says it was “predisposed to democracy because of ingredients that are uniquely indigenous to it”. This is a controversial proposition but Masri sustains it, in a hymn to Tunisia that is also an examination of Arab shortcomings elsewhere — above all in education.

On October 29, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing hosted the Women Leadership Panel Series: Women's Leadership in Technology.

During a two-day gathering in New York, more than a hundred students, scholars, and researchers met to address the most pressing topics currently at the top of Chile’s public policy agenda. This annual event, in its fourth version, was hosted by Columbia and New York University (NYU) and sponsored by the Santiago Center.

Kirsten Blancato, a Ph.D. student in the Astronomy Department at Columbia University, spent the month of October visiting Santiago working with Thomas Puzia at Universidad Catolica's Institute for Astrophysics.

Chilean poet Raúl Zurita was invited to Columbia University in September to participate in a series of events marking the launching of the Sawyer Seminar on  “Global Language Justice” organized by the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS) and financed by a two-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

On Oct. 21, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing successfully held an information session featuring Senior Vice Dean of Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Professor Soulaymane Kachani, who is also the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning. 

In mid-October, Wellesley College’s professor Marjorie Agosin – also a poet, human rights activist, and literary critic—spoke about Akhmatova´s life and work in the context of the series the commemorate the one hundred years of the Russian Revolution jointly organized by the Santiago Center and local universities Católica de Valparaíso, Católica de Chile and Universidad de Chile.

Three undergraduate Columbia Engineering students --Temitope Akinade, Sofía Barbosa, and Lance Avery Murphy—participated in an "International Seminar for Engineering Leaders" (ISEL), held in Santiago in late September.